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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
houston. >> i felt like i wasn't there for her enough at the end of her life. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> now to the man of the hour, tyler perry. welcome, tyler. >> thank you, thank you. >> are you nervous? >> a little bit. a little bit. >> had a word with my friend. >> she told me you were the best interviewer in the world so i'm very, very worried. >> high praise from the queen herself. you weren't called tyler perry as a boy, you were born emmett perry jr. you changed your name, you said, to distance yourself from your father, who let's be honest, sounds brutal. he used to beat you relentlessly as a young man. it must have had an effect on you? >> of course, but i was able to forgive him in my mid-20s, and that changed my life. what i did was, what a lot of people don't realize or understand is their parents have a story, too. whatever happened in your life because of them -- you really need to find out the story so you can understand it. what i found is he and his sister and brother, they were all found by a white man in rural louisiana in a ditch, he was 2 years old at
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Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
back. doctors in houston are trying to bring down a stubborn fever in the oldest-living former president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thou
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00pm PST
the fireball over texas. a bright light was seen streaking across the houston sky friday morning and for a few hours it was the walk of the town. debra wrigley of ktrk has the story. >> reporter: from a nasa camera, it looked like a bright light above the earth. these are from eyewitness viewers around the houston area. just as day was breaking a bright flash of light that some people thought was lightning. >> i was like i guess it's going to rain. >> reporter: it wasn't the weather and it was spotted all around texas. this map just a sampling of sightings in the houston area, and these are some of the pictures sent to abc 13.com showing a small area of colored light. others showing a trail behind it. and people have been talking about it all day. >> like a ufo, taking a picture of the sky, like a big flash. >> co-workers who are talking about did you hear about the flash this morning? i'm like flash? should i be concerned? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern, but a lot of curiosity. >> it's going so fast it actually gets through the atmosphere. that makes the gl
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Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
with severe weather. tornado watches you can see. look at this. i-10 right along the gulf coast, houston to new orleans. and this is just really the beginning of it. we're looking at incredibly severe weather. tornado watches and tornado warnings. tornado warnings meaning these storms have produced rotation and have been detected. you can see right there. so right now it's eastern texas moving into louisiana. kind of to give you a perspective, south of i-20 here is tyler, texas. here's shreveport, louisiana. all of these moving northeast and this is just the beginning of really what could be an inundation of severe weather today and really a rash of tornadoes which is really quite rare for christmas day. so here is a look from houston to new orleans the beginning of the day from now through kind of early afternoon and as we head toward afternoon and into evening, atlanta, birmingham, so dangerous tornadoes, winds 60 to 80 miles per hour, straight line winds could be a factor as well. as well as damaging hail. so you kind of get the perspective and the gravity of this. that is the severe
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
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Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00am PST
in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't the same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> the world lost some beloved entertainers this year from larry hagman and andy griffith to davy jones of the monkees and adam yauch of the beastie boys. two in particular stand out. dick clark, the eternal teenager, and the tragic loss of whitney houston. i can tell you're angry about what's happened here. the blame game has begun. a lot of people want to blame bobby brown. a lot of people want to blame the music business. some people want to blame everyone. what do you think? >> well, it's all of the above and
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Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
h. w. bush, he is in a regular room in a hospital out of intensive care in houston. let's go for the update. paul, what you do know? >> well, don, i talked to a bush spokesman and they said the news is great and wonderful, as you pointed out, he is out of intensive care, and his spirits were lifted tremendously yesterday when he was serenaded by his long time friends the oakridge boys. the call was put out, they have been part of many celebrations for the bushes and in this instance they were all on vacation and they rallied together and got together in their nashville office and sang to him, with not just one but two songs, elvira and amazing grace. let's listen. >> let's do this one for you, you will remember this one. here we go. >>. ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ that saved a wretch -- >> in a moment of levity one of the oakridge boys said, can you hear us? and he said quite clearly and everyone laughed. his mood has been characterized as positive, he has not lost his sense of humor. he is speaking with clarity. he is out of intensive care, but no word yet
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
of the largest cancer center in the world, houston's m.d. anderson says. you want to hear why we're so close to success and yet so far. >>> and merge has lost its numb were one standings in lots of areas from competitiveness to education. the new number one in most cases, a scandinavian country. what is the secret sauce? we'll dig into it. >>> but first here's my take. as we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here's something president obama could probably do by himself that would be a single accomplish money of the his presidency. end the war on tar rohr. for the first time since 9/11 an official has raised the prospect. johnson said in a speech to the oxford last week as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point at which so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda and its affiliates have been killed or captured such that as al qaeda as wi know it has been effectively destroyed. at that point, he says, our efforts should no longer be considered an armed conflict. you might not realize it, but we're still living in
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
for the colts' regular season finale against houston. at a news conference pagano thanked his wife of 23 years. tina pagano stayed right by his side throughout his hospital stay. >> i want to thank you. she's a soldier, a warrior, my soul mate. >> pagano also thanked his doctor, the community, and of course his team. many of the colts shaved their heads last month to honor him. a couple colts cheerleaders shaved their heads as well for cancer research funding. pagano's comeback may be the most uplifting story from the sports world for 2012. we'll take a look at ten other stories that grabbed headlines some beyond the sports pages. >> today is a new day at augusta national. >> augusta national, perhaps the most prestigious golf club in america and home of the masters had excluded women from its membership roles since its opening in 1932. but that changed in august with a highly show cased admission. a former secretary of state, condoleezza rice, and darla moore, south carolina businesswoman. >> i haven't thought yet about where i'll play but i have thought a lot about where i've been. >> when q
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
of whitney houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48, the night before the grammy aawards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ i will always love you >> michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> please join me for the biggest stories of year in crime, politics and money and the most scandalous. the top 10 of 2012 cnn sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> let's check the top stories right now. former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife barbara and other relatives were at his side yesterday. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of a facebook privacy braechl within the zuckerberg family. the co-founder's sister says a family photo was reposted by another woman
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
houston. >> i felt like i wasn't there enough for her at the end of her life. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. we begin tonight with our big story, the reality from an estimated 46 million americans. simply put, they can't afford to eat. they live on food stamps. these are men, women and children in america. hunger is not just a third world problem. it's a massive problem right here in the united states right now. cory booker is determined to tackle it. the newark mayor is doing some pretty extraordinary this week, living off food stamps himself, just food stamps. he has just $29 and change for seven days' worth of food. this is what he bought. life-changing experience for him, what he sees as a wake-up call in all of america. he hasn't talked to anyone on camera after starting this but that changes tonight. joining me for an exclusive interview is mayor cory booker. welcome to you. why did do you this? >> you know, it actually started by a late night conversation over twitter with a woman who was pooh-poohing government's role in provision nutrition for kids. i sho
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
up. admitted, hey, i did that. >> coming up, the biggest names in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't is same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and
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Dec 25, 2012 9:00pm PST
in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't is same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. four. fortunately we've got ink. four. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. we've decided to we're all having such a great year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon w
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Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
. these are from eyewitness viewers around houston just as day was breaking. a bright flash of light some people first thought was lightning. >> i guessed it was going to rain. >> reporter: it wasn't the weather. this map just a sampling of sightings in the houston area. and these are some of the pictures september to abc13.com. showing a small area of colored light, others showing a trail behind it. people have been talking about it all day. >> like a ufo taking a picture of the sky, like a big flash. >> a co-worker started talking about, did you hear about the flash this morning? i'm like, flash? should i be concerned? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern but a lot of curiosity. >> yeah, it was going so fast, it actually gets through the atmosphere, that makes the flow. >> reporter: the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. fit meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail? did it actually move? did it change color? did it move from east to west? >> reporter: a lot of scientists searching for explanation to what's
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Dec 1, 2012 3:00am PST
this morning. he is in stable condition at houston methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and being treated for bronchitis. the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88, the oldest living former president. >>> when it was held in 1988, it was the first ever global health day. well, today marks the 26th world aids day. it's a day designed to support those with hiv and honor the 25 million who have died from the disease in the past three decades. and this year, world aids day continues its mission, getting to zero by 2015. >>> fried rice on capitol hill. we edged a little closer to that fiscal cliff and two very lucky americans are a whole lot rier. a look back now at the week that was. >> the fiscal cliff now just 34 days away. >> we only have a couple weeks to get something done. >> this is not a game. >> i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it me way. >> susan rice faces more backlash. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> there are no unanswered questions. >> somebody somewhere is waking up filthy stinking rich. >> l
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Dec 22, 2012 4:30am PST
.a. and chicago and houston. but she is saying it was a huge mistake, right? >> she is saying it was a huge mistake and took to twitter to apologize to some of her fans. i believe we have a statement there. she's saying i'm not a victim here and i knew what i was doing. i was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when i was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life. the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression. apparently in her life there was a dark side, a lot of happy things, but dark side, as well. she said after the birth of her first child she went through post-partum depression. and back in 1999, her brother committed suicide -- >> maybe some attention she was looking for. >> could be. >> she also admitted falling on purpose in a home stretch of a race in 2000 in sidney? >> yeah, that has to do with sort of her psyche. she said she didn't want to disappoint her brother. he had just died. so as the 200 meters, runners started passing her, randi, and that's when she
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
in intensive care in houston. ahead, the latest n on his condition. >> we want to update you on the condition of george hw bush who remains at a hospital this houston after a persistent slightly elevated fever. the bush family released a statement. following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, president bush was admitted to the intensive care unit in the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors are cautiously optimistic about the course of treatment and the president is alert and conversing with medical staff and is surrounded by family. the former president is relentlessly positive and joking with doctors and the family said it is confident he will be released from icu. miguel marquez joins us from outside the hospital. what's the latest? >> reporter: he is 88 years old so that is reason to worry. he has been in the hospital now for a little over a month. another reason to worry. he came in with bronchitis or an infection and it turned into this fever that won't go away and they can't quite brick. a spokesperson said they are treating it with tylenol and other means, but he said
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Dec 30, 2012 4:30am PST
.w. bush. we're told he's improving and has been moved out of the intensive care unit of the houston hospital where he was being treated for an elevated fever. the 41st president has been in the hospital for more than a month now. >>> the u.n. arab league envoy for syria says the situation in the war torn country is getting worse by the day. this weekend may be proving him right. opposition activists say at least 397 people were killed across syria yesterday alone. if true, it would be the deadliest day yet in almost two years of civil war. the opization says more than 200 of those killed were captured and executed by syrian government forces following a battle. >>> more news at the top of the hour when cnn sunday morning continues. but first "sanjay gupta md" starts now. [ sirens ] >> this is a drug overdose call. every 19 minutes in the united states, someone dies of an accidental overdose. >> this is crazy. not a single solitary one of these people has to die. >> we're used to thinking of it starting here, looking like this. but something happened in this country. and now increasi
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Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
of whitney houston's death. >> reporter: it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful, but often troubled career. whitney houston who fought drugs and alcohol for decades, died at the age of 48, in a hotel tub, the night before the grammy awards. her death was an accidental drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors. michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special. cnn revisits the big stories of the year in prime, politics, money and scandals. that is cnn monday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> america's debt is growing, but one man wants to help by crushing cans, his story ahead. >>> and mitt romney may have lost the election, but he was at the center of some of the top political stories of the year. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of li
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm PST
. >>. >>> a flash in the sky over houston, it sparks more reports of ufo sightings, i'msightings. what scientists think it is in a moment. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. >>> i want to show you something. does this look like a ufo to you? it appeared in the sky above the houston area early friday morning. plenty of people reported seeing what they called a flash in the sky just as the sun came up. a local atron me told ktrk, eh, it was probably just a meteor. >>> the national men no9 menora washington has been lit. hanukkah began last night. the menorah is called the world's largest. the lighting cel
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
at severe storms in areas of beaumont, texas, and houston as well. and we're anticipating more delays. i think the weather will be worse in the east than today. traveling, watch out for cities you see here, may see light snow in places like denver and more measurable snow in salt lake city. we go through the forecast period, into christmas day, the risk for stormy weather and dangerous conditions across the gulf coast. notice the cold air wrapping around, we'll see wet weather and snowy conditions for parts of the midwest south. heavy snow, cleveland and snow north of new york city on christmas day. >> 93.3 million people traveling f more than 50 miles. you are the most popular person at the network, bonnie. >>> some top republicans are refusing to back the call forearmed officers at every american school. but it's not stopping the ceo from doubling down on the idea. wayne la pierre says it's the only way to keep our kids safe. >> if it's crazy to call for police in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, i think the american people think it's crazy n
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
's court. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital this morning. according to a statement from the bush family the president has been in intensive care since sunday, after suffering a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever. they also say he's relentlessly positive and spends time talking and joking with his doctors. in the next hour we'll take to you houston for a live update on the president's condition. >>> it's called one of the largest lawsuits of its kind, toyota agrees to a $1.1 billion settlement. we'll tell you who benefits and if one of the people who benefits is you. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. are only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. [music: artist: willy moon ♪
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
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Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. police in new york have a woman in custody, wanted for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. a p
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
angeles galaxy beat the houston dynamo to win the mls cup. after the game, beckham reflected on his time in the states and the impact he's on on the sport. >> i just hope people have enjoyed me playing here and watching me play for the galaxy. it's what i always hope for when i, you know, step on the field, that people enjoy watching myself and watching the team play and the team that i play for, you know. i spoke about it during the week again that, you know, my impact will be down to what people decide, other people. you know, i think i've had a successful time here, but it's up to other people to decide that. >> beckham hasn't announced where he'll go next, but the soccer star says he's not ready to leave the sport just yet. >>> nasa finds ice in a pretty unexpected place. sun-scorched mercury. yes, the closest planet to the sun. what's going on with that? i'll ask a scientist what it means in our hunt for life in outer space. >>> plus, famed actor and humanitarian angelina jolie speaks backing a move by the u.k. in war-torn syria. imagine living your life with less chronic low back p
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
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Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
, one of the greatest voices of her generation, whitney houston, has died. february 11th, 2012, a tragic end for an iconic singer. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, was found dead in a los angeles hotel bathroom. her death was ruled an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. she was just 48. that was one of the biggest entertainment moments of 2012. some might say 2012 was the year of washington versus the rest of us. unemployment, home prices and the stock market all up. even as our nation's leaders failed to get their act together. here are the top ten stories that caught the attention of cnn business correspondent christine romans and ali velshi. >> number ten, apple, the first year without steve jobs and the company is trying to prove under a new ceo that it can still invent things we didn't even know we would wee needed that we would buy faster than anything's been sold in personal technology before. >>> number nine, the u.s. stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
is still in a houston hospital but no longer in intensive care. bush was moved to regular patient room on saturday to continue his recovery. the 88-year-old was initially hospitalized with bronchitis last month, came down last week with a stubborn fever. >>> parts of the midwest are under a windchill advisory today. it's going to feel like 35 below in parts of minnesota, iowa, and north dakota. while the south will see some thunderstorms move through later as well. >>> kim kardashian expecting her first child with favorite bad boy rapper kanye west. a spokeswoman for kardashian confirmed the news to cnn. twitterverse exploded sunday night african yes told his conce concertgoers, stop the music for my baby mama. >>> many country as round the world already celebrating 2013. south korea and japan ringing in the new year in less than 15 minutes. >> hi. my name is captain heather foster currently stationed in bagram air base in afghanistan. i'm from sand point, idaho. i want to give a shout out to my mom, my grandma, and my best friend karen in shand point, idaho. i love you guys. see you s
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
to demand more funds for the cleanup. this is the third of four hearings scheduled. >>> and in houston, a history making mission to the international space station. scott kelly, the american astronaut, will speak about his next launch. if all goes as planned, it will set the longest record for a space mission for an american. we'll see what he's saying. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. this should be interesting. speaker john boehner is meeting with house republicans who are angry at his new pitch to raise 8$800 million in fiscal cliff negotiations. we're expecting a news conference any minute now on that meeting. we'll bring it to you live. nancy pelosi spoke about it a few hours ago. here's what she had to say. >> i would hope that that would break the fall on the cliff, which is becoming more of a soil if they do that but really, we do need to put a down payment, not just in revenues which passing middle income tax cut means the end of holding them hostage. >> senior congressional correspondent dana bash is on ca
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
angels. we had a state trooper assigned to us, sean hickey who is kind of a rock for us. and a houston doctor, dr. laura ashter. another rock. for families to get through this, you need those rocks, kind of at your back, to push you forward. we got that from friends and community. >> we know there's a lot of difficult weeks and months even years ahead. i appreciate you talking tonight. i wish you the best. >> thank you. >> thanks very much, alexei. the website is noah's ark of hope.com. we'll put that up on our website anderson.com. five days, the tragedy is raising questions about it. investigators digging through the killer's history. we're going to talk to our chief medical correspondent dr. are sanjay gupta. we'll talk about that. ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my n
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
of the most high-profile celebrity marriages. >> you're watching cnn, with breaking news of whitney houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. the night before the grammy awards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ and i will always love you >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special, cnn revisits the biggest stories o. year. >>> happening now, snow, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. we're watching a dangerous mix of winter weather and frustrating travel delays. a gun buyback and underway. is it making the streets safer after the connecticut school massacre? >>> and starbucks plans to send an urgent message to president obama and congress, along with cappuccinos and lattes. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> on this day after christmas, extreme wea
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Dec 27, 2012 1:00am PST
. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the intensive care unit at houston's methodist hospital. he is 88 years old and has developed a stubborn fever and has been in the hospital since sunday. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me by phone. it was expected he would be going home for christmas. but he is still in the icu. how dangerous is bronchitis and this subsequent fever for someone his age? what are the potential complications here? >> reporter: the age plays a big role here. bronchitis is something that can be easily treated and oftentimes -- some of the times it needs antibiotics to treat it. in you and me it would be a pretty easy thing to treat. the fact that he's had a bronchitis and was on the general care floor and went back to the intensive care unit with a fever probably indicates that the bronchitis was either not completely treated the first time around or it came back. it was treated but came back pretty quickly. and both of those things we take seriously. as you might guess the biggest concern might this turn into pneumonia. bronchitis
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Dec 30, 2012 3:00am PST
is improving and moved out of the intensive care unit of the houston hospital where he was being treated for an elevated fever. the 41st hospital has been in the hospital for more than a month now. >>> say good-bye to thumbing through copies of "newsweek" at your doctors office. it will go digital in the new year. you will only be able to download copies of "newsweek" after the 31st. the growing use of tablets continued with weakness in advertising forced the decision. >>> new year's resolutions are a great time to start working out, eating healthier and also a great time to think about your pocketbook and get your finances back on track. i'm joined by mitch reiner. you're an investment adviser at capital investment advisors and your firm, just to give you some street cred. it handles a billion dollars in assets and you're only 32 years old. we can say you know what you're doing. >> everything going on with the fiscal cliff and everything, there's certain issues that everybody faces and you can only control so much. you can't control what's going on in washington every day. so, what can
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Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
care unit of the houston hospital where he was being treated for an elevated fever. the 41st president has been in the hospital for more than a month now. >>> those are your headlines. "reliable sources" is at the top of the hour. now, back to fareed zakaria "gps." >>> it was one of the most important diplomatic missions in history. also one of the most clandestine and risky. four decades ago henry kissinger, then president nixon's national security adviser, secretly flew to china beginning a string of meetings that would eventually open that isolated eastern nation to the western world. that opening checked soviet expansionism and in a sense was the beginning of the end of the cold war. >> this was the week that changed the world. >> it was also the beginning of china's entry into the world economy, which has resulted in that country becoming the world's second largest economy. >> red china's battle plan. >> but back then the idea of a rapprochement with china would have been rejected as pure fantasy. china was a communist regime that had been fighting america and its allies across th
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
no. dr. ronald depino is the president of the world's largest cancer center, m.d. anderson in houston, texas. you believe that we are at a point where we could actually finally cure cancer? >> i think we're at a major turning point in the history of cancer medicine where we have a very deep understanding of how it comes about and if it is established, how to deal with it. and we have game changing technological advances that allow us to do much better care, accurate care of cancer patients. >> what is the game changing technology? what's happened? and you say this has happened really in the last five years? >> there have been major events and what's unusual about this period in science history is that it's occurred in a narrow window and across a very broad front. so it's not one technology, it's the fact that we can sequence genomes, the entire tumor profile in a few hours for a few hundred dollars what took billions of dollars and a decde aid, question have the -- >> if i look at just to understand that advance in computing. you showed me a machine that now sequences dna, it's the s
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
will see rain in the southeast. houston, new orleans, atlanta, and the west coast as well. but it is not just rain. it is the potential for severe weather outbreak in the southeast and i'll show you that. who will be white, wichita, oklahoma city, snow for you. little rock and spokane. let me delineate the day and show you what is going to happen tomorrow. this is really the biggest concern. tomorrow morning, from houston through new orleans, the potential for strong tornadoes, 60 to 80-mile-per-hour winds and strong hail and big hail as well. and then it moves east during the afternoon. so the panhandle of florida gets into it. atlanta, birmingham, tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. and then it moves on wednesday here to the eastern seaboard. so the severe threat, very real and also very rare. rare tornadoes in florida and georgia. last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006. and oklahoma city, very rare for snow and you are going to see oklahoma city five to eight inches of snow tomorrow as the big storm gets going, hala, and moves from the southeast with severe
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
with just two pills. >>> top stories this morning. what started as a minor traffic stop in houston ended with a veteran decorated police officer dead. investigators say officer jim are norman just pulled over a suspect of a traffic offense when he was shot. norman apparently didn't even have time to draw his gun. a business owner who ran out to see what was going on what is also shot and killed. other officers shot and wounded the 21-year-old suspect. he's expected to survive and face murder charges. >>> and later today egypt is expected to finally officially announce the results of a vote on its new constitution which was drafted by a muslim-dominated assembly. preliminary unofficial results from the muslim brotherhood show 64% approve the charter. an opposition count had a similar count. an opposition party soaksman said they already filed several cases in administrative courts to challenge the vote. >>> and it's a rocket that hovers like a helicopter. take a look at this video. it may blow your mind. the company's spacek launching a successful test flight of its grasshopper rocket. th
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. the night before the grammy awards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ and i >> nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks.
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Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
by christmas but former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a houston hospital. he's got an elevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. he's listed as guarded. he's the 88-year-old bush coping with christmas in the hospital? well, his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be grumpy with all of this. >> at least he has a good attitude about it. >>> meanwhile, when a local newspaper pushes a map -- first we'll tell you about a whale because rescuers are racing to save a giant and clearly sick beached whale off breezy point in queens, new york. if that place sounds familiar, it was one of the areas just leveled by hurricane sandy and a fire sparked by the storm. the 50-foot-long whale is believed to be a female humpback whale and experts say the likelihood of it surviving is not just good because the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >> poor thing. >>> when a local newspaper published a map with the names and addresses of legally registered gun owners, a blogger struck back in a big way and that blogger will join us live coming up.
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